HUNTSVILLE — An auto theft that led to a police chase today and apprehension has a Huntsville man facing a dozen break and enter and drug charges.
Provincial police here say that on Tuesday, May 12, at 4:35 a.m., officers attempted to pull over a pickup truck westbound on Hwy. 60, in the Hidden Valley area.
Police say the pickup failed to stop and fled from police.
Eventually, they say, the truck came to a stop and the lone male driver got out and ran.
He was apprehend and the investigation to James Rye, 53, being arrested.
He is charged with:
- Flight from Police contrary to section 320.17 of the Criminal Code;
- Theft of a motor vehicle contrary to section 333.1 of the Criminal Code;
- Mischief to property contrary to section 430 (1)(a) of the Criminal Code;
- Possession of break in instruments contrary to section 351 (1) of the Criminal Code;
- Two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 contrary to section 354 (1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
- Two counts of fail to comply with Probation Order contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada;
- Fail to comply with Release Order contrary to section 145 (5)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada;
- Fail to comply with Undertaking contrary to section 145 (4)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada;
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance-Cocaine contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
- Rye is being was held for a bail hearing later today, May 12, 2020.